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Life I: Duns and Oxford

Antonie Vos

in The Philosophy of John Duns Scotus

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print June 2006 | ISBN: 9780748624621
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652372 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624621.003.0002
Life I: Duns and Oxford

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This chapter examines the early life and career of John Duns Scotus at Oxford University. Scotus studied theology and philosophy in Oxford, and was ordained a priest in 1291. He was later selected to become a master of divinity at Oxford, and delivered a masterly course on systematic theology that would change his life and interrupt his Oxonian and English career. The chapter suggests that Scotus's Lectura I–II are the key to the revolutionary turn in his life.

Keywords: John Duns Scotus; Oxford University; theology; philosophy; priest; master of divinity; Lectura

Chapter.  17800 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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